The Great Adventure Luke 5:4–11

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1. The longing for adventure

1.1. It is inside everyone

1.1.1. Real adventure is better than living vicariously through characters in movies or books

1.1.2. God has an adventure planned for you

1.2. Some people search their entire lives

1.3. Hoping to satisfy that longing

1.4. Many search their whole lives only to discover when death approaches that their search has been in vain

1.5. Only Jesus has the way for your true adventure

1.6. Hard, Yes! Dangerous, Yes! Worth it? YES!!!

2. Luke 5:4–11

2.1. Luke 5:6

2.2. Luke 5:7

2.3. Luke 5:8

2.4. Luke 5:9

2.5. Luke 5:10

2.6. Luke 5:11

2.7. Jesus' summons from Peter's Boat

2.7.1. Luke 5:4 (NLT) 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”

2.7.2. Luke 5:5 (NLT) 5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.”

2.7.3. Luke 5:6 (NLT) 6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!

2.7.4. Luke 5:7 (NLT) 7 A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.

2.7.5. Luke 5:8 (NLT) 8 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.”

2.7.6. Luke 5:9 (NLT) 9 For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him.

2.7.7. Luke 5:10a (NLT) 10 His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed. Jesus replied to Simon...

2.8. They get a new job (5:10b–11)

2.8.1. Luke 5:10b (NLT) ... “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!”

2.8.2. Luke 5:11 (NLT) 11 And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

3. It all starts when you follow Jesus

3.1. Luke 5:11 And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

3.1.1. After Jesus’ miracle, his disciples “pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.”

3.1.2. These first followers of Jesus (and later all Christians) were called “disciples.”

3.1.3. The word disciple means “a pupil, a learner, one who directs his mind toward some purpose or goal.”

3.2. Following Jesus requires a lifetime of learning and obeying his word

3.2.1. Jesus himself said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples

3.2.1.1. John 8:31 (NLT) 31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.

3.2.1.2. John 8:32 (NLT) 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

4. II. FOLLOWING JESUS WILL MAKE YOU A FISHER OF MEN.

4.1. Luke 5:10 10 His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed.Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!”

4.1.1. Jesus told his fishermen-disciples in a way they could understand.

4.1.2. Peter would be the first to preach the good news about Jesus and see three thousand people respond in faith on the Day of Pentecost

4.2. Just before ascending into Heaven

4.2.1. Jesus gave the entire church his Great Commission in Matthew 28:18–20

4.2.1.1. Matthew 28:18 (NLT) 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

4.2.1.2. Matthew 28:19 (NLT) 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

4.2.2. says of the first Christians in Jerusalem

4.2.2.1. Acts 5:42 42 And every day, in the Temple and from house to house, they continued to teach and preach this message: “Jesus is the Messiah.”

4.2.3. Later, when persecution forced many Christians to flee Jerusalem

4.2.3.1. “Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went”

4.2.3.2. Acts 8:4 But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went.

4.2.4. Eventually the early believers preached the gospel to Gentiles as well as to Jews

4.2.4.1. Acts 11:21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord

5. III. FOLLOWING JESUS WILL PUT YOU IN DEEP WATER.

5.1. Jesus told Peter and the other disciples to “put out into deep water”

5.1.1. Luke 5:4 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”

5.1.2. When they did it Jesus' way the success almost sank them

5.2. When we follow Jesus, you will often be uncomfortable

5.2.1. especially when we take seriously our call to win other people to him

5.2.2. It was never God's plan that you be enought

5.2.3. It was always His plan that you need Him

6. IV. FOLLOWING JESUS WILL BLESS YOU IMMEASURABLY.

6.1. Awestruck

6.1.1. James, John, Andrew and Peter, all professional fishermen were amazed.

6.1.2. Luke 5:9 For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him.

6.1.3. Peter was so struck by the power of Christ that he felt unworthy even to be in the Lord’s presence

6.2. When we follow Christ God supplies our needs beyond anything that we can imagine

6.2.1. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT) 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

6.2.2. 2 Corinthians 9:9 (NLT) 9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”

6.2.3. Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) 20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

7. V. FOLLOWING JESUS IS WORTH WHATEVER IT COSTS.

7.1. Though the disciples had just received the largest catch of their lives They walked away from their

7.1.1. Boats

7.1.2. Nets

7.1.3. Jobs

7.2. Jesus said his kingdom was a treasure worth any cost

7.2.1. Matthew 13:44–46

7.2.1.1. Matthew 13:44 (NLT) 44 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.

7.2.1.2. Matthew 13:45 (NLT) 45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls.

7.2.1.3. Matthew 13:46 (NLT) 46 When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!

7.2.2. All of the original twelve apostles except for John died for their faith

7.2.3. Knowing Christ and sharing him with others was a possession so precious to them that they willingly gave up their lives in exchange for it

7.2.3.1. Shows they were telling the the truth. They would not all die for a lie.

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